A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School, Bill was a man of insatiable intellectual curiosity with a passion for new ideas. His notable career included serving as vice president of TRW and as president and chief executive officer of Cleveland Machine Controls. He was a leading member of numerous civic, educational and organizational boards, and founder and first chairman of the Council of Smaller Enterprises. Post-retirement in 1996, Bill focused his energy on perfecting one of his many patents through the launch of a new company, DynaMotors. In addition to his many business and community accomplishments, Bill raised four daughters with his wife of 62-years, Betty, who passed away in 2006.
“Community dialogue was one of my father’s greatest interests,” said daughter Becky. “Most evenings he would attend a lecture or a cultural event. He was constantly learning.” The Jones family gift will benefit the many lifelong learners residing at South Franklin Circle and is a fitting tribute to a man whose inquisitiveness and relentless enthusiasm for life inspired all who knew him.